The University of Oregon Ducks football team, formed in 1894, is a member of the Pacific Ten Conference. The Oregon Ducks currently play in the outdoor football stadium, Autzen Stadium. It is named for Thomas J. Autzen whose foundation, the Autzen Foundation, gave the university $250,000 for construction of the facility; it cost approximately $2.5 million to build. The 54,000 seat stadium was completed in 1967. With standing room around the rim of Autzen stadium it can hold almost 60,000 football fans. The highest attendance recorded was on November 3, 2007 against Arizona State with 59,379. Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr once said, "Autzen's 59,000 strong make the Big House collectively sound like a pathetic whimper. It's louder than any place I've ever been, and that includes The Swamp at Florida, the Shoe in Columbus, and Death Valley at Louisiana State. Autzen Stadium is where great teams go to die."
The University of Oregon football program has sent hundreds of players to the NFL. Most recently has been Jonathan Stewart in 2008, Haloti Ngata in 2006, Joey Harrington in 2002, Akili Smith in 1999 and Alex Molden in 1996. NFL Hall of Fame members from the University of Oregon football roster include Gary Zimmerman, Dave Wilcox, Norm Van Brocklin, Dan Fouts and Mel Renfro. John McKay, Jack Patera, John Robinson and Norv Turner are former Oregon Ducks that have become head coaches for the NFL and college teams.
The Oregon Ducks won their one and only Rose Bowl in 1917 against the University of Pennsylvania. Under head coach Rich Brooks the Oregon Ducks went to four bowl games including the 1989 and 1992 Independence Bowls, the 1990 Freedom Bowl and the 1995 Rose Bowl. Between the years of 1995 and 2008, while Mike Bellotti was coach, the University of Oregon Ducks went to a bowl game every year except 1996 & 2004. That included the victory in the 2002 Fiesta Bowl against the Colorado Buffaloes.
The Oregon Ducks Football team is a force to be reckoned with in the Pac 10 and college football fans won't want to miss one single game at Autzen Stadium. Buy Oregon Ducks Football Tickets today and see what all the hype is about.